We are in peak whale migrating season as evidenced by all our whale and wildlife sightings the past three days. We saw three different whales on our trip yesterday and we were right off of Spring Lake! The opportunities to go out are quickly dwindling as storms are churning and the weather is getting colder, but we want to take full advantage of every day that the ocean and weather cooperate with us. This really is the best time to go whale watching and the only time there is a possibility of seeing the highly endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. It was this time last year that we had the incredibly rare experience of seeing one of these beautiful whales on our trip. It was an unforgettable moment for everyone on the boat.
We are keeping a close watch on the weather and ocean conditions to plan our last trips of the season. Friday looks like a definite wash out. Temperatures are warmer this week and right now the weather for Saturday and Sunday looks good, hopefully the seas will be good to go out as well. This Thursday is Veteran’s Day and it looks like a good day to go out. It will definitely be a small group that is more like a private charter. If you are off work and considering joining us please book your ticket- we need 25 to go out- if we don’t get enough guests we will automatically refund your money. Feel free to email me with any questions.
Please remember, free trips do not carry forward into next year. Don’t miss your opportunity to sail with us again before the end of the season. We never know exactly how long the weather will hold out or how long the whales will remain so don’t wait much longer!
We are planning another sunset- full moon trip on both Thursday November 18th and Friday, November 19th. It will be a gorgeous sunset and full moon rising. The November 19th full moon, also called the Beaver Moon, will be a Blood Moon! That is because this year it is accompanied by a partial lunar eclipse! About 98% of the moon will be covered by the earth’s shadow giving it a reddish color. Our October full moon trip was absolutely amazing and with the lunar eclipse, this one promises to be even better! Make sure you click the box to get text messages about weather changes and the trip status. If you don’t click the box you will have to check your email for any updates. Click on the below link for more information about this month’s Beaver moon lunar eclipse.
We had such an amazing season this year and hope to enjoy a few more great trips before the season ends. Adjust your schedule so you can see these giants of the sea one more time before they are gone for the winter. You may even get to see a North Atlantic Right Whale! Get out there with us to enjoy the abundance of whales and wildlife we are seeing right now- book you trip today! We look forward to seeing you on the boat!
Happy Whale Watching!
Trisha DeVoe, Naturalist, Jersey Shore Whale Watch